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best phones with edge displays

The Galaxy Note Edge was the very first phone with an edge display way back in 2014. It’s single-edge design never really took off, but Samsung refined the concept the following year, introducing a dual-edge design with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Since then, the curved screen has become standard on Samsung’s flagship smartphones — even if the edge has become a bit less obvious in the last few iterations.

Samsung isn’t the only manufacturer to make phones with edge displays, either. Companies like Huawei and Sony have followed the tech giant’s footsteps, though their devices haven’t grabbed as much attention as the Galaxy S and Note lines.

Curved displays give smartphones a futuristic vibe, but they don’t provide much added functionality. They can also crack more easily when dropped on a hard surface. If you’re not scared by that, keep reading — you’ll find the best phones with edge displays below.

Best phones with edge displays:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Plus
  2. OnePlus 7 Pro
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  4. Sony Xperia XZ3

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best phones with edge displays regularly as new devices launch.

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10 right profile edge display

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and the larger Galaxy S10 Plus both sport curved Dynamic AMOLED displays with QHD+ resolution. The one on the Plus model comes in at 6.4-inches, while the display of its smaller brother measures 6.1-inches.

In terms of specs, the two phones are very similar. Both sport the same chipset, have the same rear cameras, and come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. They also have a headphone jack on board and support expandable storage, among other things. However, in addition to the larger display, the S10 Plus also has a larger battery, features two front cameras instead of one, and comes with as much as 12GB of RAM.

Thanks to their top-of-the-line specs and a great design, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are among the best phones with edge displays you can currently get. However, they are expensive — check their prices via the button below.

Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP 
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP 
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

2. OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro edge display

The curved display of the OnePlus 7 Pro measures 6.67-inches and offers QHD+ resolution. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate that makes animations and movement look a lot more fluid compared to 60Hz screens most high-end phones use.

The OnePlus 7 Pro packs the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset along with as much as 12GB of RAM under the hood, which means it can handle just about any task you throw at it. It also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, a pop-up front-facing camera, and three cameras at the back. The phone offers a great software experience thanks to its OxygenOS skin, which is the best one out there in my opinion. All these things combined make the OnePlus 7 Pro one of the best phones with edge display you can get.

However, the handset does have a few drawbacks. It doesn’t have an official IP rating, lacks a headphone jack, and doesn’t support wireless charging. It’s also the most expensive OnePlus phone to date, though it’s still cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy S10 Plus and Huawei P30 Pro.

OnePlus 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in hand - phones with edge displays

Like the Galaxy S series, the Note 9 sports a great curved display. It measures 6.4-inches, making it the same size as the one of the S10 Plus. The Super AMOLED panel offers QHD+ resolution and has an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

Editor's Pick

The Note 9 is a great phone for power users. It’s got the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset under the hood — depending on the region — along with 6 or 8GB of RAM. It also sports a dual-camera setup on the back, an iris scanner, and an IP68 rating for protection against water and dust. However, the S Pen really makes the phone unique, giving users another way to interact with the device.

The phone also comes with a headphone jack, supports expandable storage, and has a large 4,000mAh battery. It ships with Android 8.1 Oreo on board but can be upgraded to the latest Pie version.

Galaxy Note 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 845 or Exynos 9810
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP 
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo

4. Sony Xperia XZ3

Sony Xperia XZ3 in hand (front)

The last model on our list of the best phones with edge displays is the Xperia XZ3. It’s not the best phone in Sony’s lineup — that title goes to the Xperia 1 — but it does come in second. Its curved display measures 6-inches, offers QHD+ resolution, and has an 18:9 aspect ratio.

You’ll find last year’s Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood along with 4GB of RAM for the U.S. model. There’s a single camera at the back along with a fingerprint scanner that sits rather low. The phone runs Android Pie and comes with a few neat software tricks including Side Sense, which brings up a mini app drawer with the apps you’re most likely to need when you double tap on the edges of the screen.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is IP68 rated, supports expandable storage, and features wireless charging. It launched with a price tag of $900 back in Europe, but it’s much more affordable now that its successor has already been announced.

Sony Xperia XZ3 specs:

  • Display: 6.0-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear camera: 19MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

These are our picks for the best phones with edge displays, although there are a few other models available on the market. These include last year’s Samsung Galaxy S9 series and the Nokia 8 Sirocco, among others. We’ll add more models to the list once they are released.

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